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December 17, 2018

Jackson gets new interpretive signs

Four new wayside signs have appeared at the Jackson County Greenway, East LaPorte Park and South Painter Park, thanks to a grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Two of the signs explain the history of logging in the area, while the other two go into natural and agricultural history discussing native and invasive plants, and the Cullowhee Community Garden.

The four new signs join two existing wayside signs sponsored by the Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavor and telling the story of Cullowhee as the domain of Judaculla, a mythical giant who protected Cherokee territory, and of a 1940 flood that took out the bridge over the Tuckasegee River on Old Cullowhee Road.

Retired Western Carolina University professor Anna Fariello wrote and designed the signs with help from county historian Bill Crawford and the Jackson County Genealogical Society.

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